Nine Lives By Chris Burwell
- Narrated by: Peter Noble
- Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
- Release date: 02-21-23
Nine Lives By Chris Burwell AudioBook Summary
Chris Burwell charts one man’s career in aviation from joining the RAF in 1969 aged eighteen, to having responsibility for training pilots for the world’s major airlines nearly fifty years later.
After training at RAF Cranwell and RAF Valley and a tour as a flying instructor on Jet Provosts, he joined the Harrier Force, flying on front-line squadrons in the United Kingdom and Germany during the Cold War and as an instructor on the Harrier Conversion Unit. Detachments to Belize in 1977, the Falklands (twice), ejection from a Harrier GR3, introducing FLIR and NVG to the Harrier front line and operational missions in Northern Iraq are all covered in detail.
After thirty years of service, he spent twelve years with Cobham, managing their Teesside base and flying the Falcon 20 on operational training for the military and the King Air 200 on international flight calibration tasks. Finally, he spent four years in Spain with Flight Training Europe (FTE) Jerez training a new generation of pilots.